Friday August 01, 2008

US date format: 8/1/2008, UK date format: 1/8/2008

It was Friday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 1, 2008). The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of August people in US were listening to I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry. Tropic Thunder, directed by Ben Stiller, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2008 while The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spooks: Code 9. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Spider-Man: Web of Shadows or Ai Space.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 01, 2008?


  • Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
  • Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
  • St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
  • Angola - Armed Forces Day
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  • General Motors of the USA announces second quarter loss of US$15.5 billion, worst in the company's history.
  • The International Atomic Energy Agency unanimously approves a safeguards agreement with India, a precondition of the nuclear deal with the United States. (Sify)
  • Unemployment in the United States rises to 5.7 per cent, its highest rate in more than four years. (VOA)
  • Vietnam's capital Hanoi absorbs the neighboring province of Ha Tay, tripling its area and doubling its population. (Thanh Nien News)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Directed by: Ben Stiller

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Country: United States of America

Eden Lake

Eden Lake

Directed by: James Watkins

Starring: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell



Directed by: Alexandre Aja

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Paula Patton, Amy Smart, Cameron Boyce

Bachna Ae Haseeno

Bachna Ae Haseeno

Directed by: Siddharth Anand

Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Minissha Lamba, Deepika Padukone

Wild Child

Wild Child

Directed by: Nick Moore

Starring: Emma Roberts, Aidan Quinn, Natasha Richardson, Lexi Ainsworth

vinyl songs

Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 01, 2008?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Heaven Sent
  2. - A Milli
  3. - Teenage Love Affair
  4. - I Luv Your Girl
  5. - Take A Bow
  6. - Take You Down
  7. - Put On
  8. - Bust It Baby Part 2
  9. - Lollipop
  10. - Get Like Me

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Quiero
  2. - Si No Te Hubieras Ido
  3. - Para Siempre
  4. - Tu Adios No Mata
  5. - Hasta El Dia De Hoy
Sport Games on August 01, 2008

Sport Games on August 01, 2008

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Ajaccio - Chateauroux : 0 - 1
  • Amiens - Boulogne : 1 - 1
  • Angers - Reims : 3 - 1
  • Clermont - Vannes : 0 - 1
  • Guingamp - Metz : 0 - 1
See all Football game results of August 01, 2008

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Spooks: Code 9

Spooks: Code 9

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Directed by: Todd Wilson



Moon Machines

Moon Machines

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland



Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle


The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classicBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin.

Killer View by Ridley Pearson

Killer View


When a skier goes missing from a Sun Valley mountaintop, Sheriff Walt Fleming's crack search and rescue team becomes a target.

Rules Of Deception by Christopher Reich

Rules Of Deception


New York Times Bestseller Dr. Jonathan Ransom, a surgeon for Doctors Without Borders, is climbing in the Swiss Alps with his wife, Emma, when she falls into a hidden crevasse

The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi

The Prosecution Of George W. Bush For Murder


Famed Charles Manson prosecutor and three time #1 New York Times bestselling author Vincent Bugliosi has written the most powerful, explosive, and thought-provoking book of his storied career.In

The Beach House by Jane Green

The Beach House


The New York Times bestseller and ultimate beach read from the author of Promises to Keep and Another Piece of My Heart Nan Powell is a free-spirited, sixty-five-year-old


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

Platform: Microsoft Windows Nintendo DS PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Activision

Cooking Mama: World Kitchen

Cooking Mama: World Kitchen

Platform: Wii

Genre: Simulation, Minigame

Publisher: JP Taito; NA Majesco; PAL 505 Games

Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes

Brothers in Arms: Hour of Heroes

Platform: iOS

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: Gameloft

Ai Space

Ai Space

Platform: Windows

Genre: MMOSG, Virtual world

Publisher: Ai Space Production Committee

Bratz Girlz Really Rock

Bratz Girlz Really Rock

Platform: PlayStation 2, Wii, Nintendo DS

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: THQ


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

News articles

  • Automakers Drop Leases as Their Losses Mount With consumers flocking to smaller cars, Detroit’s automakers are taking huge losses on the leases that once fueled the boom in trucks and S.U.V.’s. [..]
  • Cuts and Concessions Demanded at New Jersey Papers The Star-Ledger of Newark and a smaller sister paper in Trenton need to eliminate at least 20 percent of their staffs and win concessions from trade unions to stay afloat, their management said. [..]
  • See all financial news of August 01, 2008

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $80.55
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $159.94
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.95
  • General Electric GE: opens at $28.43
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $128.52

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 107.68 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.027 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0495 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8425 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 167.61 JPY

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